This article about menopause suggests a low carb diet, such as Mediterranean Diet, or vegetarian. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/lose-weight-in-menopause#section4
Other articles include reducing fat: https://www.healthline.com/health/perimenopause-diet#what-to-limithttps://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/guide-to-managing-menopause/the-optimal-menopause-diet/
BTW, When you regain weight from a diet, you're first regaining "water weight". Specifically, when you lose weight, you first deplete your glycogen reserves, and glycogen is bound to water. Then, when you finally start losing fat, your fat isn't water-soluble, so you lose less weight per calorie you burn. After your glycogen reserves are depleted, they're the first energy storage your body repletes, so any weight that you regain, starts off as this "water weight". So if you're losing less than a pound of fat then cheat on your diet, any weight you regain is glycogen and water, which will weigh much more than a pound!
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"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." ~ Randy Pausch
"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results." ~ Art Turock
"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good." ~ 7 Years in T
I'm actually an old member who hasn't visited Sparkpeople in years. So much has changed, I see. What hasn't changed is the constant cycle of losing a little weight, regaining it and having to start all over again. At least I never quit trying..lol. However, I've reached the point where sometimes I want to give up trying because it's a battle I've fought (and lost) for so long, but for me giving up feels like deciding to die well before my time, and I'm not having any of that.
It's a LOT harder to lose the weight now that I'm going thru menopause, which is part of what's made me lose motivation after losing a few pounds. I remember the days when all I had to do was skip a meal and the pounds would melt off. Not anymore :-(
If I have to work harder, than that's what I'll do. My life depends on it, you know what I mean?
I also realize that the battle is never over. Once I lose the weight, the battle simply takes a different course. I know I can lose weight. I've done it many times before. I want to know what it feels like to be on that next course...the one where I enjoy living while maintaining a new healthier weight.